UPDATE: Morgantown fire under further investigation


UPDATE (11/10/20 10:43 a.m.):

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Morgantown Fire Department has released new information about a second alarm fire Nov. 9 on Richwood Avenue.

The fire was at what turned out to be a vacant one-story house. Firefighters got the fire under control within five minutes, according to a press release.

The fire department said the estimated damage is $20,000. No injuries were reported.

Investigators determined that the house was recently occupied by unauthorized inhabitants. The fire is now under further investigation, the release states.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Morgantown Arson Hotline at 304-225-3586.

ORIGINAL (11/9/20 8:46 p.m.):

Crews responded to a working fire on Richwood Avenue Monday night.

According to Monongalia County 911 officials, first responders were alerted just before 8 to reports of a fire on the first floor of a two-story residence at 829 Richwood Ave.

The Morgantown Fire Department responded to the scene and at this time there is no reports of any injuries. Officials did explain that the road is closed until the fire is under control.

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